Hawkins to Serve on UMO Board of Trustees
March 30, 2021
Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations
MOUNT OLIVE – John Carroll Hawkins of Cove City, NC has been appointed to the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees.
Hawkins retired from the NC Department of Revenue in January of 2018 after serving in various positions over a 34-year period including auditor, developer, examination manager, and business intelligence manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Hawkins believes in a commitment to service. His community, civic, and church involvements include volunteering with the Cove City Fire-Rescue and the Stoney Fire-Rescue in the capacities of President, Chairman, Assistant Chief, and Paramedic; serving on the Board of Trustees of Epiphany School of Global Studies, True Justice International, and Camp Vandemere; and serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Sunday School superintendent at Core Creek FWB Church.
“John Hawkins brings a wealth of experience to our Board,” said UMO President Dr. H. Edward Croom. “His background in finance, as well as his experience in serving on boards, along with his high degree of strategic advice and nuance will be a true asset to our long-term planning. We are fortunate to be among his many volunteer commitments at this time.”
By serving on the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees, Hawkins’ is following in his father’s footsteps. His dad, Carroll Hawkins served on the Mount Olive College Board from 1998 to 2016.
“As a second generation member of the Board, I want to continue to increase the educational opportunities for our students while maintaining the University’s Christian heritage,” Hawkins said. “We are so blessed to have such a wonderful University in eastern NC.”
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.